Bloomington Indiana’s Steve Marino has been a part of several different bands over the years, but this is the first time he has shared tunes on his own. “Fluff” is the title track of his upcoming debut solo record, and it’s a lovely slice of mellow indie rock. For fans of Real Estate, the vocals are gentle and contemplative, balanced by the delicate strumming of the acoustic guitar. The whole soundscape is very lush, but the lyrics are actually fairly devastating, ending on the question, “Is your love now gone?” It’s a gorgeous track, well balanced and even gets a little gritty when the electric guitar kicks in in the end.Plus, the video features a pup, and really, what else could you ask for?
Fluffwill be out on May 24th on Darling Recordings: pre-order it here.